Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Sasha Grey’s first performance in Istanbul

Posted on 6 March 2011

Famous American porno star Sasha Grey was performing in Istanbul’s club ROXY as a DJ on Saturday night March 5th. Many people know her. The young actress is also a writer, model, intellectual, cover girl, activist and music lover. Sasha Grey had a starring role in Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh’s movie “The Girlfriend Experience”… Read more »

Jash: Armenian cuisine in Istanbul

Posted on 4 March 2011

Mari Parseyhan, the manager of Jash, a nostalgic Armenian restaurant, is the perfect host. She is friendly, hospitable and makes you feel at home immediately when you enter her restaurant. Jash, which means “food” in Armenian, is tucked away in one of the streets of Cihangir, one of the coolest districts of old Istanbul on… Read more »

New: Palace Collections Museum

Posted on 3 March 2011

How a kitchen became a museum. That’s the story of the new Palace Collections Museum. It is part of the Dolmabahçe complex but has a different entrance. The kitchen was part of the baroque Dolmabahçe palace (1856) on the southern shore of the Bosporus. When the Turkish Republic was founded in 1922, all palaces, mansions… Read more »

Jazz by Billie and the Beyoğlu Boys

Posted on 26 February 2011

Street music is still at an early stage in Istanbul. But more and more musicians contribute to the dynamic and divers street life in Beyoğlu. You will encounter a violinist, educated in classic music, from Ukraine, who plays lovely classic pieces by all famous composers. A man from the Balck Sea coast with his three-stringed… Read more »

Photos from Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer

Posted on 26 February 2011
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Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer (Amsterdam, 1973), known for his staged photography projects, mostly on historical themes, opened his first exhibition in Istanbul. In the newest gallery in the city: The Empire Project. In Istanbul he shows nine series of photographs the artist has made over the past seven years. His main discipline is constructed… Read more »